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winterizing

Postby lynchie » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:26 am

Hi
This year I am going to winterize my Regal 1950 LSC that has a Volvo 4.3 gl inboard and am a bit confused as to which anti freeze to use i.e -50 or -100 . I live in south east England where it certainly does not get down to -50 but does that make a difference?. any help would be appreciated.
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Re: winterizing

Postby SGilbert » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:05 am

-50 is still overkill. I use regular AF; dilute 50-50, which gives me -35 degrees F. Never a problem. It could get to -10 -15 here, but seldom.
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Re: winterizing

Postby kellyg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:53 am

Always keep in mind that the antifreeze you select will also be diluted by the fresh or saltwater already in the block to some degree. Therefore it's important to drain the block properly to minimize this effect.
I have always used -50 here in New York and have never had an issue.
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